Smiths Triumph confirmed as Factory team
Smiths Racing has been confirmed as Triumph Motorcycles’ official factory team for the 2013 season. The new team will be known simply as Smiths Triumph.
The backing by the Hinckley-based manufacturer will add further impetus to the team, which has already seen two riders – Dan Cooper and Luke Mossey – finish in the top ten rankings in the 2011 season. This year, Smiths Racing is running three riders in the Supersport championship, Glen Richards, Billy McConnell and Luke Mossey.
While Richards is currently leading the championship, McConnell is in a solid position in third place. Both Richards and McConnell are confirmed as staying with Smiths Triumph for 2013.Smiths’ elevation to factory team status will enable it to work more closely with Triumph on race bike development, while supporting the UK manufacturer’s ongoing investment in grass roots British motorcycle racing.
The closer ties to Smiths cements Triumph’s commitment to UK racing, which sees the manufacturer also supporting young talent through its Young Guns initiative (now in its second year) and more experienced riders via the Triple Challenge series.
Visit Smiths Triumph website at http://www.smithsracing.co.uk/